Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Q+A with Teri Harman (Blood Moon)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Teri Harman.  Teri is the author of Blood Moon, the first novel in the Moonlight trilogy.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I have been writing stories all my life. The first one I can remember was a few sentences about a cow dictated to my mom who typed it for me on her electric typewriter (wow - that sounds really old). I was three or four.
But I seriously began to pursue a career as an author six years ago when I wrote my first book.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

Since I was young, I've been fascinated by all things wondrous and haunting. All my favorite books, movies, TV shows include magic of some kind. They say to 'write what you know' and I definitely know paranormal.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

A witch, of course. :) Witches have always been my favorite, which is why I wrote BLOOD MOON. I designed the Moonlight witches after the kind of witch I always pictured in my head, the kind I always wanted to be, but never came across in literature or film.
For me, a witch's power is tied to nature and the earth. In BLOOD MOON there are six different kinds of magical gifts, known as The Six Gifts. Each witch is born with one dominate strength or Gift. If I could pick one, it would be the Gift of Dreams - seeing the past, present and future in dreams and seeing ghosts. One of my main characters, Willa, has this gift.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

BLOOD MOON is a reinvention and revitalization of witchcraft. Drawing on the history, lore, and techniques of Wicca and Natural Magic, I created a new breed of supernatural creatures that command the elements and fight for control of the greatest magic, the Powers of the Earth. The story is fast-paced and packed with romance, action and emotion. I hope readers find a lot of what they've loved about witches in the past, but also many new things to get excited about.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  I’d love to see Jonathon Rhys Meyer play the Dark witch, the bad guy, Archard. When I saw a picture of him in The Tudors, with his slicked back hair and goatee, I almost fell off my chair – so, so Archard. Plus, Jonathon has the talent to portray the witch's complex anger and passion.

For Simon and Willa – that’s harder. I think Ashley Benson looks a lot like Willa in the face and eyes, but Willa has dark brown, chestnut colored hair. And I’ve yet to come across an actor who reminds me of Simon - at least one the right age. Jensen Ackles reminds me of Simon, but is too old (Simon is 19). Hopefully, after readers get their hands on the book they can help me find one. :)

Blood Moon (Moonlight Trilogy #1) by Teri Harman.

Willa dreams of true events and her best friend is a ghost. Simon can heal any wound with a touch and senses others’ emotions, intentions. All their lives they’ve felt alone in their bizarre abilities, hiding behind a facade of normalcy, wondering why and how. The night Simon walks into the Twelve Acres Diner and meets Willa face to face, in a swirl of electric heat, they are bound to one another and glimpse the magic of who they are.

Across town a witch is held prisoner in the derelict basement of an old Victorian house. One night as it rains, she dares to reach her filthy, scarred hand out the window. Willa, walking home from work, recognizes the pathetic hand from a recent, terrible dream.

After a daring rescue of the witch, Willa and Simon are catapulted into the alluring but dangerous world of witchcraft and the magic of The Six Gifts. Answers to all their questions are within reach, but they’ve stepped into the middle of a deadly fight for the Powers of the Earth. Do they stay, risk their lives on the promise of power, or walk away?

Teri Harman's groundbreaking debut novel, the first installment in The Moonlight Trilogy, completely reinvents the modern concept of witches and magic. With its authentic translation of the history of witches into a fresh and entertaining package with unprecedented characterization, Blood Moon is sure to capture readers from the first page.

Release Date: June 22, 2013

Thank you Teri for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Teri Harman and her books, please visit her website.


  1. I tracked down an excerpt, and found one on Amazon. Blood Moon seems to be an interesting read, and I think I have a new book to add to my TBR pile... which is big enough already. :) Is all good, though, I like having lots of books around.